Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan: The NCH’s board ‘will have absolute clarity on all governance and operational issues’. Photograph: Eric Luke

The National Concert Hall unveiled details of its 2014-2015 concert series at the end of last month and has been garnering a lot of publicity over the(...)

National Concert Hall:  Minister for Arts Jimmy  Deenihan said yesterday  the coming period will be one of change at the venue. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons

A former leading board member of the National Concert Hall has said he would not have resigned had he known of Government plan(...)

The National Concert Hall in Dublin.

Differences of opinion on “governance and board focus” led to five members quitting the board of the National Concert Hall ear(...)

Senator Ivana Bacik: “Certainly, it is a matter of grave concern that the agency entrusted with the independent oversight of the Garda Síochána apparently has been subjected to surveillance.”

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik called for a debate on the suspected bugging incidents at the headquarters of the Garda Ombudsman C(...)

A grim year remembered

Official records released by the National Archives under the thirty year rule and dealing with subjects ranging from budgetary matters to the removal (...)

The cabinet files do not record what was said in Michael Noonna’s conversations with Patrick McLaughlin and Joseph Ainsworth on the evening of January 18th

The cabinet meetings of January 18th, 19th and 20th, 1983, were among the most dramatic in Irish political history as ministers considered how to deal(...)

 Minister for Justice Alan Shatter at at Citizenship Ceremony in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

The modern era and the advent of instant communications has thrown up a number of new political rules, all conceived by another modern phenomen(...)

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s Dáil statement on Tuesday was an extraordinary performance, drawing an almost uniformly negative public reaction. In loc(...)